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Decorative Paint Technique: Strie Painting

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Top 100 Easy to Moderate Projects

  1. 1. How to Paint a Wall Bookshelf

    DIY expert Shannon Kaye turns an uninspired living room into an art showcase.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  2. 2. How to Build a Trellis Arbor and Gate

    A kit-built teak arbor adds beauty, style and access for friendly neighbors.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 3. How to Silence a Noisy Roof

    Loose flashing and squeaky windows are household noises that are easy fix. These simple step-by-step instructions show how to rid a hom...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 4. How to Build a Window Box For a Cat

    Build an window attachment so your indoor cat can enjoy the outdoors. It is constructed using a 90-degree-angled aluminum frame, wire ...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 5. How to Apply a Faux Wood Technique to a Dresser

    After the walls are painted, the dresser in this bedroom gets a faux wood look using a graining tool.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 6. Safety Precautions for Chemical Strippers

    Learn the proper techniques and materials needed to safely remove old finishes from wooden furniture and antiques.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 7. How to Draw Angles and Circles

    Drawing perfect circles and angles can be challenging. Carl Mueller, host of DIY Tools & Techniques, offers some foolproof techniques f...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 8. How To Build a Sun-Fighting Trellis

    A custom cedar trellis had many benefits. It can add texture and style to a plain yard, hide an unattractive cinderblock wall and most ...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 9. How to Lighten Paneling with Paint

    DIY experts give this space a bright new look by simply painting the paneling and hearth to make the most of the natural light.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 10. How to Paint Striped Walls for a Contrast of Color

    Give a living room a fun wave of warm brown painted stripes to add a contrast of color.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  11. 11. How to Install a New Window Tensioner

    Learn how to remove and replace a broken window tensioner and window frame with these step-by-step instructions.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  12. 12. How To Use a Metal-Cutting Chop Saw

    Learn how to begin construction on dining room chairs by cutting rods with a chop saw.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  13. 13. How to Create a TV Wall Bracket

    Hanging a flat screen TV is a simple task. Learn how to install a TV mounting bracket with these easy step-by-step instructions.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  14. 14. How to Install a New Toilet for a Bathroom Upgrade

    When upgrading a bathroom, you may want to install a new toilet, or more accurately termed, a water closet. New toilets come in a varie...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  15. 15. How to Grow Watercress

    As the name suggests, watercress is a water-loving plant. Give it the proper site and you’ll enjoy this peppery perennial green f...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
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